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Postgraduate course

Fish Behaviour

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO324
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Teaching semester


This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Thursday in week 2 for the spring semester. Please see this page for more information: https://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity

You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.

The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the Mitt UiB learning platform.

A minimum of 5 enroled students for this course to be held

It is mandatory to attend the first lecture.

Objectives and Content

The subjects are the genetic basis of fish behaviour, motivation and ontogeny, different reactions to stimulation, and the most important sense organs. Special emphasis will be put on the behavioural ecology of foraging, reproduction and schooling, in particular differences in behaviour between populations and individuals. Selected articles and monographs will be discussed in seminars.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide students with increased knowledge about the organisation and function of fish behaviour and how it can be quantified and analysed.

Required Previous Knowledge

Compulsory parts of Bachelor's degree in Biology/Sustainable Aquaculture, or equivalent.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

BIO280, BIO213, MAR210 (discontinued course).

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Information on compulsory study elements will be announced within registration.

Forms of Assessment

Oral examination

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.


Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie@bio.uib.no

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